March 20, 2011

Who is The Whitest Boy Alive?

When it comes to blogging, I often have this discussion about whether the music is too old to post or not. Sometimes this is an actual conversation with real people, other times its an internal thing, but no matter who's involved in the discussion, the end result is almost always the same: screw it, I'm posting it. Ultimately this blog is just us sharing the music that we like with whoever reads this thing so there's no harm in posting older stuff. With that in mind, meet The Whitest Boy Alive, a indie rock/electronic band out of Berlin. They've got a nice mellow sound thanks to their tendency to use simple, strumming guitar parts and lead singer erlend øye's laid back vocals (had to copy and paste that name in haha... no idea how to type an 'o' with a line through it). What usually catches me with their music is their bass lines. Credit bass player Marcin Oz for taking an instrument that is usually relegated to the background and bringing it to the forefront of The Whitest Boy Alive's signature sound. So why did I start this off talking about posting old music? The Whitest Boy Alive's last release was in 2009, so I don't have anything new to post from them. Instead, I'm posting my favourites from their two albums. If you already know about the band, maybe you haven't heard one of these songs. If this is all new to you, welcome to the fan club.

From their 1st album, Dreams (2003)
The Whitest Boy Alive - Burning


The Whitest Boy Alive - 1517

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